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THE SOUND OF PERSEVERANCE

Death

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

4.13 | 295 ratings

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Epsilon
5 stars A FIST OF BRUTAL METAL IN A VELVET GLOVE.

The next you're going to read, will be a brief review based on my admiration to the music made by Death all those years and my personal like for it. Personally, this review is beyond to be a simple critic from a recording or band, because Chuck Schuldiner and his work deserve being remembered always.

Halfway between its death metal style from the old school and a very classy progressive touches but heavier than never, that would be the best description of this great album that is composed by 8 outstanding songs, really!.

I don't know about you but for me, this the most awesome Death record, because it has many elements to be a very enjoyable album of true and raw death metal and progressive (technically speaking) at the same time, also this was the last work recorded by Chuck Schuldiner before he died, a kind of legacy. Actually, Death has become in one of those bands that have cultivated a great legion of fans and musical disciples, a real cult band. Only the greatest in music history get this privilege.

About the songs there's nothing to say, because its quality and honesty speak for itself, all are great songs with a unique spirit and intention, straight to soul.

In a few words, The Sound of Perseverance is in itself a proclamation of principles, a lifestyle, a way to think and see the world through Schuldiner's eyes and the best way to understand is on his lyrics and more than everything it's implicit on his music.

A masterpiece in any personal music collection and specially recommended to followers of technique, complex and aggressiveness in music (explicit and implicit).

Highlights:

The band sound is killer!, Mr. Christy drums performance is from hell! and among my favourite ones could be:

1. Scavenger of Human Sorrow 2. Bite the Pain 3. Spirit Crusher 4. Story to Tell 5. Flesh and the Power it Holds 6. Voice of the Soul 7. To Forgive is to Suffer 8. A Moment of Clarity...

All of them, doubtless.

By: Epsilon.

Epsilon | 5/5 |

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